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Old 01-26-2004, 11:11 AM   #1
SykoMachine
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Trouble on keyboard map


while installing the slack9.1 i get to my second choicce thing
(the first was about boot or something)
now
it says:
if you are not using a US keyboard, you may now load a differentkeyboard map. To select a different keyboard map, please enter 1 now. To continue using the US map, just hit enter.

Enter 1 to select a keyboard map:

now
i hit enter
but nothing happens
and im in the US BTW
 
Old 01-27-2004, 06:24 PM   #2
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I had a similar problem while installing slackware on my laptop.
You might try disabling "Legacy USB Support" in your bios.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 07:52 PM   #3
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did that work for u?
 
Old 01-27-2004, 08:02 PM   #4
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yes, that worked. I should have said that.
 
Old 01-27-2004, 08:58 PM   #5
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ok
thanks
ill try it
 
Old 01-28-2004, 09:47 AM   #6
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Question No USB support in installer ?..?

I'm having a similar (the same?) problem installing Slackware 9.1. I have a USB keyboard/mouse (Touchstream LP) that is not getting recognized beyond the boot stage. {edit: Just to clarify, this keyboard works fine installing Mandrake(9.0) and Fedora Core 1.} I've looked pretty much everywhere online. Most posts/articles mention disabling legacy/Bios USB support so that Slack picks up the USB devices. Some say to give the "nousb" option at the boot prompt.

I've tried these two suggestions in different combinations, but without success. Booting regularly (USB support in Bios, usb enabled for kernel) causes some kind of error when the usb module tries to load. For some reason it thinks there are no USB devices connected, and therefore "dumps" the USB module. The installer crashes there after spewing some sort of error message (don't remembre the contents).

The same thing also happens if I disable USB in the Bios. Because the usb keyboard will not work at boot time, i have to wait the 2 minutes for the autoboot. Once the kernel begins to boot, it is identical to the above ("normal") situation.

If I give the 'nousb' parameter at boot (either with or without USB support in the Bios), I am able to boot up to the option to select a keyboard map. Because the kernel was told not to load usb it doesn't attempt to do so, and avoids the error messages i saw previously. But becasue USB is not enabled now, there is no way I can continues with the installation.
AGH!!

I know I'm not the only one with this problem. Could there be something about the USB module that is causing issues? (I just went and ordered a PS/2 keyboard so I can install this... I suppose it's good to have anyhow..)

Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated!
thanks.

Last edited by quartertone; 01-28-2004 at 09:49 AM.
 
Old 01-28-2004, 05:49 PM   #7
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thank you so much
it worked
 
Old 01-29-2004, 10:44 AM   #8
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sykomachine: glad it worked.
quartertone: sorry. your case is more complicated, it seems. you could start a new thread so that your question would receive more attention. try the "slackware" forum rather than "slackware installation". i think the former gets more traffic. good luck.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 03:01 PM   #9
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Re: No USB support in installer ?..?

Quote:
Originally posted by quartertone
I'm having a similar (the same?) problem installing Slackware 9.1. I have a USB keyboard/mouse (Touchstream LP) that is not getting recognized beyond the boot stage. {edit: Just to clarify, this keyboard works fine installing Mandrake(9.0) and Fedora Core 1.} I've looked pretty much everywhere online. Most posts/articles mention disabling legacy/Bios USB support so that Slack picks up the USB devices. Some say to give the "nousb" option at the boot prompt.

I've tried these two suggestions in different combinations, but without success. Booting regularly (USB support in Bios, usb enabled for kernel) causes some kind of error when the usb module tries to load. For some reason it thinks there are no USB devices connected, and therefore "dumps" the USB module. The installer crashes there after spewing some sort of error message (don't remembre the contents).

The same thing also happens if I disable USB in the Bios. Because the usb keyboard will not work at boot time, i have to wait the 2 minutes for the autoboot. Once the kernel begins to boot, it is identical to the above ("normal") situation.

If I give the 'nousb' parameter at boot (either with or without USB support in the Bios), I am able to boot up to the option to select a keyboard map. Because the kernel was told not to load usb it doesn't attempt to do so, and avoids the error messages i saw previously. But becasue USB is not enabled now, there is no way I can continues with the installation.
AGH!!

I know I'm not the only one with this problem. Could there be something about the USB module that is causing issues? (I just went and ordered a PS/2 keyboard so I can install this... I suppose it's good to have anyhow..)

Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated!
thanks.
Have you tried building USB directly into the kernel instead of as a module?
 
Old 01-29-2004, 04:01 PM   #10
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I'm not actually building modules or recompiling the kernel. I'm just trying to get Slackware to install. The installer (for some reason) won't let me use my USB keyboard. Even if I wre to build a USB-enabled kernel, I don't know enough about Linux (though I'm not exatly a noob) to create a Slackware installer with that...
 
  


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